About us Projects Living with A Long Term Health Condition Programme The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition. The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life. LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided. Topics covered include: Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness Coping with depression or feeling low Relaxation techniques Physical activity Healthy eating Communicating with family, friends and health professionals Planning for the future Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences. We have the following courses available: Start Dates Time Location Tuesday 18th September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Alfreton Library Severn Square Alfreton Friday 21st September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Bolsover Library Church Street Bolsover Tuesday 25th September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Citizens Advice Office Banks Road Matlock Thursday 18th October 18 13.00 – 15.30 Staveley Fire Station Staveley Wednesday 24th October 18 10.30 – 13.00 Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley Swadlincote Thursday 25th October 18 13.30 – 16.00 Tesco Superstore Clay Cross Friday 26th October 18 13.00 – 16.00 Fairfield Centre Victoria Park Road Buxton Tuesday 6th November 18 13.00 – 15.30 Amber Trust Ripley 7-11 Wellington Street Ripley Wednesday 7th November 18 13.30 – 16.00 Dronfield Library Manor House High Street Dronfield Monday 12th November 18 13.30 – 16.00 Long Eaton Health Centre Midland Street Long Eaton Thursday 24th January 19 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston You can book a course by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01283 210107 We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.